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  • Six Must-Have Tools For DIY Auto Repair
    Six Must-Have Tools For DIY Auto Repair

    Working on your own car can be fulfilling and satisfying if you have the right equipment. If you're missing necessary tools, however, fixing your car can be frustrating and even dangerous. Put these six types of tools in your garage, and yo......

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  • Don't Fall For These Auto Repair Tricks
    Don't Fall For These Auto Repair Tricks

    Many of us rely on our cars for some of the most important day-to-day tasks. If something goes wrong, it can be a very scary and stressful experience. Some -- not all, of course -- unscrupulous mechanics prey on that fear in order to make u......

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  • Don't Buy This Stuff From Your Car Dealer
    Don't Buy This Stuff From Your Car Dealer

    Whether you bought your car new or used, it's important to maintain it properly and to use high-quality replacement parts. After all, a complex machine like a car is only as good as its parts.For certain replacement parts, it makes sense to......

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  • Five Warning Lights You Need To Know
    Five Warning Lights You Need To Know

    A large portion of car owners can't decipher what exactly their car is trying to tell them when a warning light goes off....

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  • Five Tips For Restoring A Classic Car
    Five Tips For Restoring A Classic Car

    Many people dream of buying an iconic classic car and returning it to its former glory. Whether you're in high school or retired, the idea of a long-term restoration project can be romantic and exciting.However, there are important factors ......

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  • Fender Bender? Here Are Four Auto Body Repair Tips To Keep In Mind
    Fender Bender? Here Are Four Auto Body Repair Tips To Keep In Mind

    Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. With millions of drivers on the road every day, many of them distracted by phone calls, messy burritos, bad weather or lack of sleep, crashes are inevitable. Luckily, most of these accidents ar......

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  • Mechanics Selling Customers' Cars Illegally
    Mechanics Selling Customers' Cars Illegally

    Normally a mechanic can put a lien on a car for failure to pay for a repair and then sell that car if the cost isn't paid off within a certain amount of time. Some shady mechanics are using liens to make extra cash by selling cars out from ......

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  • Dirty Parts Scam Mechanics Use To Make Big Bucks
    Dirty Parts Scam Mechanics Use To Make Big Bucks

    You go to a mechanic to investigate a weird rattling sound, and suddenly the repair costs are stacking up for problems and replacement parts you never knew existed. Do you trust the knowledge and experience of the mechanic or do you investi......

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  • The Most And Least Expensive States For Car Repair
    The Most And Least Expensive States For Car Repair

    There are plenty of merits to living on the East Coast. Nice beaches, great cities, good food. But when it comes to car repairs, you're better off being almost anywhere else in the country.Car owners in 4 east coast states pay the most to h......

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  • Don't Get Ripped Off By Your Mechanic By Following These Five Tips
    Don't Get Ripped Off By Your Mechanic By Following These Five Tips

    Mechanics are a lot like doctors. They perform more tests or suggest fixes out of a two-headed motivation: A wish to run up a bill and to protect themselves against liability....

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  • Preventing The Five Most Common Auto Repairs
    Preventing The Five Most Common Auto Repairs

    Recently, CarMD Corp. conducted a study and compiled the findings into what they called their Vehicle Health Index. CarMD is a device that plugs into your vehicle and then downloads vehicle repair data, letting you know what's wrong with yo......

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  • Flood Damaged Car? Here Is What You Need To Know
    Flood Damaged Car? Here Is What You Need To Know

    Thousands, if not tens of thousands of cars and trucks have been flooded by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy.Do you know what you should do if your car is flooded, or of you see a flooded car?Here is our advice:1. If the car is yours, call yo......

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  • 14 Epic Car
    14 Epic Car "Repair" Fails

    Sure, you could call these repairs creative, but mostly they are just absurd, inept and downright awful....

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  • Top Auto Repair Shop Scams To Avoid
    Top Auto Repair Shop Scams To Avoid

    The bad news: 27 percent of respondents to a Consumer Reports survey were dissatisfied with their experiences....

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  • The Car Coach Tackles Your Questions
    The Car Coach Tackles Your Questions

    Dear Car Coach,We bought a Madza Tribute in 2005. Recently, we took the car into the dealer for an oil change and tire rotation, fluid-level check and general upkeep. We are a retired couple that drives moderately. The car has recorded 29,7......

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  • Some Owners Fix Their Ford Taurus Acceleration Problem On Their Own
    Some Owners Fix Their Ford Taurus Acceleration Problem On Their Own

    While more than 395,000 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sables face government scrutiny for sudden acceleration problems, a problem that has stymied automakers and even NASA engineers, an anonymous gear-head may have already identified and fixed th......

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  • Here Are The Cars Mechanics See The Most
    Here Are The Cars Mechanics See The Most

    Here are the vehicles, according to Web2Carz.com, that have a home away from home at the repair shop....

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  • Questions Every Vehicle Owner Should Ask Their Mechanic
    Questions Every Vehicle Owner Should Ask Their Mechanic

    "They can make up anything!" Seinfeld's George Costanza famously said of mechanics. "Nobody knows! By the way, you need a new Johnson rod in there."Taking your vehicle to get worked on can be intimidating, especially if you're not familiar ......

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  • Quick-Lube Primer: Stop! Don't Go For Your Next Oil Change Before Reading This
    Quick-Lube Primer: Stop! Don't Go For Your Next Oil Change Before Reading This

    Have you ever gone to a quick-lube place for an oil change and, while you're waiting in the lobby for your car, the service bay/sales person informs you that a certain service(s) "must" be performed on the vehicle immediately to avert a dis......

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  • Save Your Money: The 3,000 Mile Oil Change is the Dinosaur of Auto Repair

    The 3,000-mile oil change has gone the way of the dinosaur. What do I base this statement on given my staunch support of the 3,000-mile oil change for so many years? Today oils and lubricants are so much better compared to several years ago......

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